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Sample Dog Breeder Contract

This is a sample contract from which you can get a general  understanding of contracts. Some breeders will offer more comprehensive contracts, some relatively simple. This is a very basic contract taken from four breeders and shortened to a basic format for a pet quality puppy.


1122 W. MAIN - ANY TOWN, U.S.A
(755) 373-0000


This agreement is made this____day of_____,______, and is between the breeder (seller) and the buyer as named below:

Breeder (seller) :______________________________________________________________



Seller and Buyer are collectively known as "parties".


The buyer agrees to obtain from the seller a Bulldog.   Sex:______ Color:______

AKC litter #____________ Date of birth:__________  For the amount of $________.00

plus Shipping of $______.___Total of $________._____


This Bulldog comes from our kennel in ____________,______


This dog is sold as a Pet. Pet quality simply refers to the dog being sold as a pet and companion only.



This dog is not being sold under co-ownership terms.  Payment in full must be made prior to you taking ownership of the dog, payment is in cash, money order or certified draft.


Health Guarantee:

The seller certifies that, upon receipt, the dog is in good health and has been immunized and wormed according to the accompanying heath record of said Bulldog. This dog has the following conditions now___________________________________________________

and those conditions are excluded from any guarantee and is not valid to reject the puppy due to these conditions.


The buyer agrees to have the dog examined by your veterinarian at your expense within 3 days from date of purchase. If the veterinarian does not give the dog a clean bill of health, buyer must notify the seller immediately. Seller reserves the right to have the dog re-examined by our veterinarian at our cost. Any condition that is minor, correctable, or a breed related minor condition is not covered  and no condition which could go away, or is considered to be a condition which a puppy will likely grow out of is covered.

If the dog is then found not to be in good health, Seller will resume possession if this is agreeable to both parties. Seller does not accept responsibility for contagious disease diagnosed after 3 days from date of purchase. Hip and elbow dysplasia and pathological spinal disorder is covered for 1 year from date of purchase with the same conditions as above in effect. Your dog has been tested and examined for many conditions to assure his health. Heat stroke, exhaustion, dehydration and other heat related conditions are not covered in any way. Remember that a Bulldog can over heat quickly and easily and may die as a result of over heating. He/She must be a indoor dog.


The Buyer's Responsibility:

The Buyer agrees to take good care of this dog, feed and house the dog properly {indoors}, maintain shots, control the dog on a harness or leash when in public and when off the premises of the dog's home. The dog's outdoor area will be fenced in and secure, or acceptable provisions will be made to assure the dog is safe any time he/she is outdoors. Buyer agrees to give the dog proper physical and emotional care and welfare. The buyer must agree to housing the dog indoors as its primary housing. If the dog is found to be allowed to run freely, running at large, creating a public nuisance, or found to be neglected, abused or allowed to live in poor health or poor conditions the Seller has all rights to repossession of this dog with no refund to the buyer.  The death, injury or loss of said dog due to theft, carelessness, recklessness, abuse, neglect, heat stroke or accident will not entitle the buyer to any compensation from the seller.


This dog is warranted only for the purpose of being a companion animal, not for any other purpose or reasons. No warranty is given to the buyer for any special purpose or function of this dog. This dog is not to be used for any illegal or immoral activities and is not to be used for any type of puppymill, dog farm or other mass producing or money making operation.

This dog is sold with limited registration (unless otherwise noted).

This dog is to be spayed or neutered (unless otherwise noted).  Registration will be kept by us until such time that you provide proof that this has be done (must be within 1 year). In the event the buyer is unable to keep this dog for any reason, the Buyer agrees to offer to the Seller the first chance to take this dog back. In the event of a re-sale the Buyer must notify the Seller with the new name and address of the new buyer and it must be approved by us first. Buyer agrees not to sell this dog to any retail company or establishment. Any changes to this contract must be in writting and signed by both parties. This contract is legal and may be enforced by legal means at the buyers expense and all disputes must be settled in the state of_________. This dog is sold to you as a pet only and nothing further.



The Care and feeding instructions were given to you along with the health and shot records for this dog. Enjoy your new Bulldog!

This is the entire agreement (2 pages) between the parties and is valid and agreed to by all parties. All parties have read and understood and agreed to this contract in full by signing below.


Seller (breeder):_________________________ date:__________

Seller (breeder):_________________________ date:__________

Buyer:_________________________________  date:__________

Buyer:_________________________________  date:__________

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